Monday, 3 November 2008


November 3, 2008

It's time for another Crafty Secret Card. This time using one of the latest stamps released by Crafty Secrets Clear Arts stamps.

For today's card I used stamped images from the Christmas Joy stamp set. This card was also made for today's Try a new Technique challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers which was to make a Decorative Circle Medallion. A technique used by yesterday's featured stamper - Becca. She has complete video tutorials in her blog.

First of all, I followed the instructions from Becca's tutorial for the circle medallion. I cut a circle using a colluzle 2x. First on plain photo copy paper and then on white cs. The circle I cut on the photo copy paper was folded into 8 pie sections and this was used to mark lines on the back side of the cs circle. Once the lines were there to guide my punching, I used one of the corner adorner punches and lined up the center of my punch to the guide line. I punch 8 times around the circle. If you do it right the middle should just fall off once you finished the 8th punch. If it doesn't, just trim the little part that is still attached using a blade. I then smudged Versamark on the front of the medallion and poured some Silver Embossing Tinsel and heat embossed the medallion. Put that aside for awhile. I then stamped the 2 singing bird images with Onyx Black Versafine and colored it with some Copic markers. Cut the cs in a circle to the same size as the medallion. I dotted the circle with a Quickie Glue pen and then poured a small amount of silver glitter to form some snow. Below the 2 birds, I also drew randomly lines with the glue pen and poured some clear sparkle glitter and white fun flock also for a snow effect. I cut some acetate in the same size circle and glue this to the front of the white cs then glue the circle medallion on to this. Used a circle scallop nestability to cut the base of the circle medallion. Background paper is the reverse DP from Bo-Bunny- Holiday magic Dot. Used the front of the DP for the white scallops on the top of the card. Final touch to the card is a green ribbon. Tutorial for making the ribbon can also be found on Becca's blog. In fact you can learn a lot of techniques from her blog.

Stamps: Christmas Joy Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Holiday Magic Dot-BoBunny, white cs and green shinny cs
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine and copic markers
Accessories: Silver embossing tinsel, silver glitter, corner punch, circle scallop nestability and ribbon.


  1. This is really pretty! I need to try that circle medallion!

  2. Awesome Marissa ... everyone is doing this medallion (except me)and now you've inspired me to give it a try! This fa-la-la set is so cute ... great job!!

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  4. You did a great job on the medallion. Just love it!